English Ministry Pastor at Chinese Evangelical Church
About the job
Position description: We are seeking a full-time English ministry pastor for the English-speaking congregation of the Chinese Evangelical Church of Portland, OR. We are a body of Christians (singles, couples, and families) who believe and follow Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We seek to be a community that is God-centered, Gospel-driven, unity-bonded, grace-filled, and worship-animated. Our vision is to build the kingdom of God in Asian-American communities, grounded in the promises of the Gospel.
Qualifications: A candidate is a servant-leader who loves the Lord and has a passion for winning people and making disciples for Christ. Ideally the candidate should be fluent in English, has a Masters of Divinity (or equivalent), has knowledge and experience working with Asian/Asian-Americans and/or multi-ethnics people groups, and has at least 5 years of experience in pastoral ministry (cross-cultural ministry preferred). Being bilingual (English and Mandarin) is an extra plus.
Responsibilities and Expectations: Responsible for the spiritual leadership and pastoral care of the English-speaking congregation and its members; preach and teach the Word of God faithfully by delivering Biblically-based and Spirit-filled messages that are applicable and challenging to the congregation in accordance with CEC’s Statement of Faith; cast the vision for the English congregation and work collaboratively with its lay leaders in the implementation and planning of ministry programs that support the vision; develop and train lay leaders; provide leadership and actively participate in prayer, education, discipleship and evangelism for the spiritual life and growth of members; responsible for the development of mentoring (discipleship) programs for the men and women; work creatively and collaboratively with the Chinese-speaking pastor and congregation; partner with the youth director and children director; provide leadership for other pastoral acts (weddings, baptisms, funerals).
Application instructions: Please submit your resume/CV and 2 sermon recordings to [email protected]